That the future of art lay in electricity and new technologies had already been foreseen in the 1920s by sculptor and experimenter Zdeněk Pešánek. He himself worked with light, music and electricity in his art and created light-kinetic sculptures. He strove to implement a newly created technique – kineticism. This unique publication, which was ahead of its time, presented the concept of kinetic art and also Pešánek’s own schema of color pianos, fountains, fireworks and neon signs. Descriptions are accompanied by numerous photographs and sketches. Kineticism is published today in the same graphic style as its first edition in 1941. It is complemented by a foreword from Peter Weibel and an afterword by Tomáš Pospiszyl, two of the most renowned contemporary experts in art and new technology. 

Zdeněk Pešánek 
Translation: Ivan Gutierrez 
Forewords: František Kalivoda, Peter Weibel 
Afterword: Tomáš Pospiszyl 
Graphic design: reprint of the 1941 edition (typesetting Markéta Jelenová) 

Number of pages: 160 
Dimensions: 145 × 205 mm 
Binding: softcover 
Language: English 
ISBN: 978-80-908258-9-5 

Publishers: Kunsthalle Praha, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague 
Release: February 2022